Staff Festival 2018 charity nominations open

Plans are in full swing for this year’s exciting instalment of the hugely popular Staff Festival.

Vice-Chancellor, Alan Langlands, celebrating with organisers of the 2017 Staff Festival

Vice-Chancellor and staff at the Staff Festival June 2017

A Festival of Making will be a packed programme, featuring workshops, refreshments, entertainment and competitions suitable for all ages.

All University staff, family and friends are invited to join us on campus on Friday 6 July 2018 for an enjoyable afternoon of activities, full details of which will be announced nearer the date.

Staff are also invited to suggest ideas for the day, as well as nominate and vote for this year's charity.

Last year’s festival raised £1,414.76 for Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds.

This is your chance to nominate a charity for 2018 that fits the following criteria:

• it must be officially registered with a charity number and website
• it can't be a University charity (including LUU)
• it must have no affiliation to politics or a political party; and
• it can't be a charity that has already been used. These are listed below:

Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds, Simon on the Streets, Elliot’s Footprint, Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, Groundwork Leeds, Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network, St Georges Crypt, St Gemma’s Hospice, Wheatfield Hospice, Martin House, Village to Village, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Walk4Life, The Laura Crane Trust.

A reason for nomination must be given, but keep this to no more than 250 words. All nominations will be considered and a shortlist will be drawn up. If your nomination is shortlisted, the reason for nomination will be published. The shortlisting panel’s decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Nominations open on Wednesday 21 February 2018 and close at 5pm on 1 March 2018.

Nominations can be emailed to the Staff Festival team, who can also send out hard copies, if required.

Voting opens 5 March 2018 and closes at 5pm on 16 March 2018. Only one vote per member of staff.

The winning charity will be announced at the Staff Benefits Fair on 21 March 2018.

Staff are also invited to suggest ideas for workshops that could take place on the day. Please email any ideas to the Staff Festival team.

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